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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

As we strengthen these links and build them day-after-day, our mind finds it easier to travel down those neural paths and to experience the …

Happiness

Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Teachers in other countries flock to its schools to …

Education

Math Is Way More Fun When You Teach It With Food

Eugenia Cheng is devoted to pure mathematics—an abstract field that is complex, largely theoretical, and scarcely mentioned in high school. Which …

Quit Saying 'I'm Just Not a Math Person'

It started with a fairly simple problem. The class of elementary education majors were looking at energy and efficiency. This course is specifically …

Baltimore Teacher Flips “Reluctant Readers” Into Tech-Savvy Students

In times of crisis, such as during the current turmoil in Baltimore, Brooke Hermanson’s education philosophy is simple: “In the face of emergency, the best thing we can do is continue education.” Hermanson is a high school English teacher at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a S.T.E.M. school that …

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

Healthy Eating

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs schools

The following post was written by a fifth-year English teacher in a Title 1 middle school who blogs anonymously at the loveteachblog. It captures both the joys and overwhelming burdens of working in an under-resourced school with a large population of high-risk students and in a system that makes …

Teaching

KQED

Important research compiled on the effects of students multitasking while learning shows that they are losing depth of learning, getting mentally …

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education

So you’re a parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend’s neighbor’s sister. …

#FlipboardChat Summary: Using Flipboard with Students

Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial community of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic and we summarize the discussion here.<p>Tonight’s topic is “Brands on Flipboard.” Join in the chat Wednesday at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the hashtag …

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

Benden said they found that children in the study who were overweight or obese burned more calories at the standing desks than their normal-weight …

KQED

<i>Excerpted from Will Richardson’s new TED Book Why School: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere. Richardson offers</i> …

A Secret to Great Teaching: Maintain a Beginner’s Mindset

<i>“In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”</i> — Zen monk Shunryu Suzuki<p>Twenty-eight boundless students …

Why Learning Should Be Messy

<i>The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High</i> …

Germs in the Gut May Affect Autism, Study Finds

Bacteria living in the intestines and colon may affect symptoms of autism by breaking down important message-carrying chemicals, researchers reported Monday.<p>They found that children with autism have a very different make-up when it comes to gut germs, compared to children without autism. More …

Autism

KQED

By Rachel Zimmerman, WBUR CommonHealth Blog<p>Sixth-grader Josh Thibeau has been struggling to read for as long as he can remember. He has yet to …

What I Learned By Doing What I Ask Students To Do

<b>Teachers Shadowing Students: What I Learned By Doing What I Ask Students To Do</b><p>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic Education<p><i>The following account comes from a</i> …

BBC Radio 4 - The Life Scientific, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore on teenage brains

Until recently, it was thought that human brain development was all over by early childhood but research in the last decade has shown that the adolescent brain is still changing into early adulthood. Jim Al-Khalili talks to pioneering cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore who is …

Tossing Out Teaching by Subject as Part of a Modern High School Education

By shifting from traditional subject-based teaching to teaching by topic, Finland is transforming the way high school students learn.<br>[[ This is a …

High School